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The Number 6 Says It All About The HealthCare.gov Rollout

NPR News - Fri, 2013-12-27 00:25

Just six people managed to sign up for health insurance through the federal website the day it opened for business. The numbers are better now, but the botched rollout may have not only inconvenienced people, but also permanently changed people's perceptions of the Affordable Care Act.

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Marines: Most Female Recruits Don't Meet New Pullup Standard

NPR News - Fri, 2013-12-27 00:24

Women are supposed to do three pullups, part of the new physical test intended to determine whether women are ready for ground combat. The pullup test has been put on hold because most female recruits have been unable to meet the standard.

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Can A Fruit Fly Help Explain Autism?

NPR News - Fri, 2013-12-27 00:23

Scientists hope to solve mysteries of the human brain by studying much simpler neural networks — like the brain circuits of fruit flies and mice. Already such research is turning up clues to why many people with autism are easily overwhelmed by bright lights and loud sound.

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'Booty Call,' 'Above The Rim' Director Dies At 54

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:41

Police say Jeffrey Ian Pollack was found collapsed early Monday morning in the Greenbelt jogging area of Hermosa Beach, about 20 miles southwest of Los Angeles. Authorities said Thursday they do not suspect foul play.

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Icebound Ship In Antarctica Edges Closer To Rescue

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:38

A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday. A Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon draws close to the icebound vessel.

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Police File To Be Released On Newtown Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:25

The planned release of thousands of pages of state police documents from the investigation into last year's Newtown school massacre could shed light on the world of the gunman Adam Lanza.

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PHOTOS: Bear Tooth transforms from cinema to concert hall

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Thu, 2013-12-26 20:37
PHOTOS: Bear Tooth transforms from cinema to concert hall

Changing the movie theater at Bear Tooth into a concert hall takes a hefty chunk of change and can be done in just one hurried night.

December 26, 2013

Attorney seeks evaluation for 'delusional' Schaeffer Cox

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Thu, 2013-12-26 20:05
Attorney seeks evaluation for 'delusional' Schaeffer Cox The court-appointed attorney for former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox says she wants to remain on the case and is trying to help Cox, despite his attempts to get her fired. Cox is suffering from a mental illness and needs help, she says.December 26, 2013

Homer institution Alice's Champagne Palace to close

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Thu, 2013-12-26 20:04
Homer institution Alice's Champagne Palace to close Alice’s, owned by the English Bay Corp. since 2005, has undergone a number of transitions during its long Homer history. Its doors are slated to close after the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014.December 26, 2013

Alaska's harsh, unfair drug laws drain public finances, damage lives

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Thu, 2013-12-26 20:03
Alaska's harsh, unfair drug laws drain public finances, damage lives COMMENTARY: Why has execution-happy Texas outpaced Alaska in re-evaluating its handling of drug offenders? And why has Alaska's Controlled Substances Advisory Committee never met in the three decades it has been legally mandated?December 26, 2013

Renowned Siberian ivory carvers turn to printmaking with help from Alaska, Canada

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Thu, 2013-12-26 20:02
Renowned Siberian ivory carvers turn to printmaking with help from Alaska, Canada Masterful etchers and carvers from a tiny village on the Russian side of the Bering Strait are turning their skills toward printmaking, an art form less dependent on precarious environmental resources in the changing Arctic.December 26, 2013

State seeks appeal of decision on Chicken trails

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Thu, 2013-12-26 19:44
State seeks appeal of decision on Chicken trails The state of Alaska plans to appeal a ruling by federal Judge Ralph Beistline that blocked its effort to lay claim to rights of way near Chicken it traces back to the early 20th century.December 26, 2013

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